Donald Trump finally exited the White House on Monday night, first to deliver his best Kim Jong Un impression in the Rose Garden and then to hold a photo-op at a church across the street.
In his brief remarks, Trump sounded like a wannabe dictator, spewing his usual “law and order” rhetoric and promising to send in the U.S. military if state and local leaders don’t get tough on protesters.
Once his speech wrapped up, the president had a nearby group of peaceful protesters tear-gassed so he could stroll across the street to hold up a Bible in front of a damaged church.
As CNN’s Jim Acosta noted, “Police and members of the US military were deployed to clear out a protest so Trump can hold up a Bible outside of church.”
Police and members of the US military were deployed to clear out a protest so Trump can hold up a Bible outside of church. pic.twitter.com/2i0TFCveNp
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 1, 2020
The reason for Trump’s off-campus excursion: He was mad about bunker boy coverage
The reason Donald Trump wanted to be seen outside on Monday is that he was fuming about media coverage of him hiding from protesters in the White House bunker over the weekend.
CNN @kaitlancollins reporting that Trump walked to St. John’s church in part because he was upset over coverage of him hiding in the White House bunker
— Amy Fiscus (@amyfiscus) June 2, 2020
Trump could have used his remarks on Monday to calm the nation and at least attempt to bring the country together. Heck, he could have done what Joe Biden did – meet with some of the protesters and listen to their concerns.
But instead, Donald Trump crawled out of the White House with a bucket of gasoline and started dumping it all over this country’s raging wildfire. He effectively waged war on the American people, all because he was sore about being called a coward over the weekend.
What the president showed on Monday night was that this country is much better off when he’s hiding in his bunker.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.